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Definition of "rally" []

  • To call together for a common purpose; assemble: rally troops at a parade ground. (verb-transitive)
  • To reassemble and restore to order: rally scattered forces. (verb-transitive)
  • To rouse or revive from inactivity or decline: paused to refresh themselves and rally their strength. (verb-transitive)
  • To come together for a common purpose. (verb-intransitive)
  • To join in an effort for a common cause: "In the terror and confusion of change, society rallied round the kings” ( Garrett Mattingly). (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rally" in a sentence
  • "Meanwhile, profits may be available on the long BP call options should shares in the name rally another 11.5% to surpass the effective breakeven price of $46.89 by expiration in April 2012."
  • "As any aggressive investor knows, missing out on a rally is the same as losing money."
  • "More necessary than a rally is a counterweight to the political extremism so commonly lent a media platform."